Hi I'm iD, thanks for your time exploring this art. I make original music that comes from the heart. Music is a higher form of communication and creating it allows people to expand their understanding of themselves and our world. To me it's one of the only things in life that makes sense next to love: not driven by profit, but with a drive and work ethic that rivals the capitalist spirit. Music is a force that unites and heals. There's a lot of shallow, throw-away music that fills OUR airwaves. My goal is to provide honest and original music that respects your experience and challenges mine. I release at least (2) projects a year- usually an instrumental album and a concept album.
I always incorporate live musicians into my projects, and I try to pay my collaborators as much as possible as the professionals they are. This adds up. My goal is to constantly improve and release good music digitally and on a physical medium (tape, CD, vinyl), also to perform these songs live. These projects can be expensive; from the cover artist to the mixing engineer, from the drummer to the studio time, from the cost to print CDs & T-Shirts to the cost of hosting a website. Your help goes toward those resources that allow me to keep creating and elevating my craft. It takes support to compete with the big labels and infiltrate the commercially saturated soundscape with substance. If you're not sure about a subscription, listen/download some of the many free albums here, and consider donating so I can hire that gospel choir/sitar player/Rick Rubin on my next joint!!
If you subscribe you get the peace of mind knowing you're hard work is going towards honest music, AND...
-all albums I've released
-Subscriber-only releases (demos, instrumental versions, unreleased songs,remixes, acoustic versions, interviews)
-Access to new songs before they are released publicly
-Discounts on physical stuff (vinyl, CDs, shirts, etc.)
If you don't subscribe, please take some time to listen, and download some of the free albums I've made.
What you get:
- All the new music I make streaming instantly on your mobile device via the free Bandcamp app, and also available as a high-quality download.*
- Exclusive access to the iD the Poet fan community.
These back-catalog and subscriber-only releases:
Work Epic 2
Work Epic ep1
Exclusive SOVEREIGN STATE: a collection of protest music
WASH THE THRONE mixtape
Exclusive instrumentals vol.4: EROS
instrumentals vol.3: ETHOS
Exclusive instrumentals vol.2: LOGOS
instrumentals vol.1: THANATOS
- A 10% discount on all my merchandise.
- The satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting me in a sustainable way.
"iD spins intelligent and meaningful rhymes over gratifyingly nerdy samples...in the same vein as Aesop Rock, Slug, and Sage Francis...Saul Williams , too." -CityBeat Magazine